SIMPLE Ways to Improve Your Health

Amish facts/history, Healthy living

phoebe and rocky4 Simple Ways to Improve Your Health, Part 1

I thought for the month of August that I would share some things I have observed while visiting the Amish–things that I think would improve our health. I’m not a nutritionist, but I am a mom and a wife and I like to think that I’m a fairly healthy person.

  • Get Moving

One thing I notice when I’m at an Amish home is that the women are very busy. It sort of wears me out to watch them. It’s not that they’re rushing around taking kids to soccer, etc. But they do Continue reading

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Amish photos

Winners for Photo Contest

I’ve really enjoyed your responses for my July posts. A big thank you to everyone who entered! Below are the photos (with captions), followed by our list of winners. Let me assure you, it was HARD to pick! Your captions were so much fun. Thank you for brightening my day.

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Our winners were Patricia Tucker, Marie Goetz, Char Nielson, and Britney Adams. Ladies, I’ve sent you an email so please check for it and email me back. If you can’t find the email, just email me through the Connect/Contact button at the top of this page.

For the month of August our posts will focus on Four Simple Ways to Improve Your Health. I’ll be sharing some of the things I’ve learned from visiting the Amish. Be sure and check back!

Blessings,
V

Summer Photos, Week 4

Amish photos, Contest, Pebble Creek Series

Photo #4, Summer Fun

This is our last July Photo. I can’t tell you how much I’ve enjoyed your comments! Remember–I post a photo and you give me a caption. Then we’ll pick one of your captions as the winner, and you can receive a book of your choice. I’ve contacted last week’s winner. Next week, I’ll post all of the photos again with the captions.

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I took this photo in Cashton, Wisconsin. We had stopped by an Amish gentleman’s home, and he kindly offered to let us see the schoolhouse located on the corner of his property. His faithful dog followed us to the school and back again.

Remember to leave us a caption in the comment section.

Blessings,

V

 

Summer Photos, Week 3

Amish photos, Contest

Photo #3, Summer Fun

We’re still having fun with photos. I’ll post a photo, and you all give me a caption. Then we’ll pick one of your captions as the winner, and you can receive a book of your choice. I’ve contacted last week’s winner. You all seem to be enjoying this!  At the end of the month, I’ll post all of the photos again with the captions.

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I took this third photo in Shipshewana. I love everything about this photo! What you can’t see is that behind these 4 children were the parents, also on bicycles.

Remember to leave us a caption in the comment section.

Blessings,

V

 

Summer Photos, Week 2

Amish photos, Contest, Shipshewana Series

Photo #2, Summer Fun

For the month of July are having fun with photos. I’ll post a photo, and you all give me a caption. Then we’ll pick one of your captions as the winner, and you can receive a book of your choice. Last week’s winner was Patricia. I had a really hard time choosing. You all did good work! At the end of the month, I’ll post all of the photos again with the captions.

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I took this second photo on one of my visits to Shipshewana. It always brings  a smile to my face when I look at it.

Remember to leave us a caption in the comment section.

Blessings,

V

 

Summer Photos

Amish photos, Contest

Photo #1, Summer Fun

I thought for the month of July we would have some fun with photos. I’ll post a photo, and you all give me a caption. Then we’ll pick one of your captions as the winner, and you can receive a book of your choice. Easy, right? I’ll also post the winner to Facebook and Pinterest.

So here we go. This first photo was taken by Don Burke. He did have permission from the Amish to take it, so no worries there. You can see more of Don’s photos here.

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Remember to leave us a caption in the comment section.

Blessings,

V